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Sapiency
Fate's End
June 2011
Released: 2010, Indie
Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewer: JP

Sapiency is a new, young band out of Germany. Their independent debut came out late in 2010. The guys play a decent mix of melodic thrash with some modern tendencies. It has a lot of the elements I enjoy, powerful vocals, punchy production, and decent drumming. They also mix in a few keyboard flourishes as well which is nice. On the downside the gruff/clean vocal mix has never been my favorite and the break-downs leave a sour taste. It’s certainly heavy as hell in places and the songs are OK but some of the spoken/barked staccato vocals cadences, almost bordering on rap leave me cold like those heard on cuts like, ‘Good Time to Lie’. The more I hear this the more I think the keyboards save this from being completely average, and that may not necessarily be a good thing, if you don’t like keyboards in your metal. Not much in the way of soloing but the guitars crunch along nicely.



This might seem like a bit of a short, boring review but there isn’t too much to talk about. I wasn’t blown away but I liked it enough to discuss the band and support them. Recommended for fans of Soilwork, In Flames, Arch Enemy and so on. Talented and well executed these guys have potential.
Track Listing

1. Trapped
2. Good Time To Lie
3. Fate's End
4. Mercy
5. Parachute
6. Wake Up
7. Leaving Me
8. Eternal Grey
9. Isolated
10. Believe

Lineup

Sebastian Shreds - Vocals
Lars Bittner - Vocals
Holger Wenck - Guitar
René Ritzmann - Guitar
Sebastian Fix - Bass
Jan Heusel - Drums

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